The end of Winter has finally arrived!
We survived the Supermoon and I ate string cheese for breakfast.
It's already been a very productive 2011 for us. Here's a sampling of some of the things you may have missed:
**FW live at the Eskimo Manor 3/17/11**
Jeff and I had a fantastic time playin' at the Eskimo Manor. We played over 30 songs to a house full of festive West Chicagoans.
There was jigging, green beer, and group singing... all the staples of a good St. Pattie's Day. Here are the hosts of the party, Andres Acosta and Kimber Aita... along with partners in crime Andrew Bruek, Dan Fishman, and Jeff Goluszka:
****FW live at Muldoon's 3/11/11****
Last weekend all four of us played a 3 hour set at Muldoon's in downtown Wheaton. We debuted three brand new songs and had a great time!
We met a gentleman at the show who reviews indie bands. He informed us he would be doing a write-up of the show and that he'd publish it on his website once it was finished. I'll post the link here in the blog once it's finished.
**FW at Mulligan's in Grand Rapids, MI 3/5/11**
Two weeks ago we were in Grand Rapids hangin' out and playin' a show with the Wildfire. The lovely picture of Drew at the top of this blog post is from that trip.
Here we have a picture of Jeff, Dina, and Drew after the show:
In addition to playing with the Wildfire, we also played with a band from Akron, Ohio called the Hobs. If I had to describe them, I'd say the sound something along the lines of classic rock on steroids. Download their new album for free HERE. They stayed overnight with us at Julio's apartment (drummer from the Wildfire)and were very entertaining to be around. Here's a picture of them rockin' out at Mulligan's:
One of the best parts of the night was seeing the Wildfire perform as a 5-piece. Within the last few months they've added a couple new members: Justin Vanhaven (guitar and keys) and Sky Thrasher (guitar and pedal-steel guitar). Here's a picture of all of 5 of them:
Left to Right- Nate (Wildfire), Jeff (Facing Winter), Matt (Wildfire), and Ian(the Hobs):
**FW begins work for a new music video 3/19/11**
Yesterday we had a meeting with Chad Headley (director) and Chris Shern (videographer/actor). We planned out the concepts for a video for the song "October". We'll begin shooting May 6th with the hope of having it released by early June.
I won't say too much about the ideas we've got planned yet... but I will say it's probably going to be the trippiest and most bizarre video we've ever done. I can't wait!!
Here are some rough notes from the meeting (along with some goofy pictures of Chris, Chad, Jeff, and I:
(click on the picture to enlarge)
I also wanted to mention that Chris Shern just finished an indie short film called: Norfolk Don't Spit On Seagulls. I watched it yesterday afternoon... you should check it out too! Click here for a link to the film's facebook page and to find out details about it's release. Here's a screen shot of Chris' character:
-Bottom Lounge April 8th with Nathan Kalish and the Wildfire
-A Michigan mini-tour including shows in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Plymouth
-Lots of new songs, shows, and recording
Well, that's all for now.
Stay tuned to FacingWinter.com for all the latest details
Have a good week!